External Agency


The City of Concord grants funding to non-governmental, or "External Agencies," that contribute to the City's cultural, social, and economic vitality. External Agency funding requests are considered by the City Council under the auspices of the Public Purpose Clause of the North Carolina State Constitution (Article V, Sec. 2(7)). Further guidance by North Carolina Supreme Court case law allows the City Council to choose to fund activities that 1) are within the appropriate scope of governmental involvement and reasonably related to community needs and 2) benefit the general public, as opposed to special interests or persons.

All applications for external agency funding must be submitted through the Neighborly Software. 

Link Neighborly Software Participant PortalList of External Agency Awards for the current fiscal yearTimeline of the External Agency Funding Process

Applications for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 External Agency Funding Are Due March 11, 2024.

Virtual Training Recording

The City of Concord hosted a Virtual Public Services Application Training for organizations that will apply for FY 2024-2025 funds, which includes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Subrecipient grant funding and/or External Agency grant funding on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Click the link below to view the recorded version of the Sub-Recipient & External Agency Application Training:

Sub-Recipient & External Agency Application Training 2.20.24



Please call our Planning & Neighborhood Development Department at 704-920-5152.

If you have questions regarding the application materials for Fiscal Year 2025 Funding, please see the links below:

Summary of City-offered Grants (Adobe PDF)
Neighborly Software Presentation

To request payment of your General or Utility Fund(s) grant award from Fiscal Year 2024 or Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant award, please do so through the Neighborly grant application portal.


Please Call 
(704) 920-5152